June classroom management free printable is here! Fill the Watermelon is the perfect way to motivate and encourage students this June, whether it’s your last month or if you’re teaching Summer School! Help students follow directions, stay on task, work together, and MORE! Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade! Get the FREE printable here!
It’s June! Hot weather, lots of energy, and the excitement of summer break has set in! That’s why you will love using simple, differentiated, and motivating classroom management tools. Grab your free printable below!
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This activity goes well with these resources:
June Classroom Management Tips
Start June off with a refresher on classroom rules and expectations. As we wind down to the end of the year, or start summer school with new students, keep a focus on cooperative learning and community building!
Don’t forget to re-visit all the important classroom management tips:
- Keep the rules simple, easy to understand, and clear
- Model the procedures you want the students to do
- Follow up reminders throughout the day
- Communicate with parents/guardians
Focus on the positives!
Some ideas for positive reinforcements:
- “Wow, I noticed how you tasked on task and tried your best while working during centers today.”
- “I heard students using kind words and taking turns at recess today. Fantastic job!”
- “Show me that you’re ready to learn. Great job, _____, having your chair pushed in, materials out, and a listening ears on.”
Keep building those relationships! Greet students in the hall, ask about their day, send positive notes home, and show an interest in their families, activities, and ideas! Keep reading to find out all about this month’s classroom management tool and grab your freebie at the end!
More Summer Activities
If you need more ideas for students over the summer, check out this great article, “How to Prevent the Summer Slide!” There are lots of tips, freebies, and resources to share with parents so students can retain all the wonderful academic progress they made over the year.
You can also check out this amazing Summer Review packet! It’s full of great worksheets students can complete throughout the whole summer! Includes 2 pages of practice so you can do one in class this month, and send one home in your summer packet. There is a reading list, summer bucket list, tally work, CVCe words, digraphs, ten frames, measurement work, and SO MUCH MORE!
➡ To grab the entire packet, click here!
Fill the Watermelon
June is such a fun month! The sun is shining, the pool or beach is calling, and students want to be outside having a picnic! This differentiated Fill the Watermelon activity is perfect to support your lessons!
You can choose to print out the picture and then cut and paste the seeds, or use one of the options to simply color in the different amounts of seeds!
These are so cute, fun, easy to do, and great for June classroom management. Students can earn items for anything: quick transitions, being good friends, being quiet in the hallway, cleaning up their messes, etc. Whatever you think is best and necessary for YOUR classroom! It’s important to set the expectations ahead of time though, so your students know exactly how to earn those seeds to fill up the watermelon.
When they are all full, you can choose a fun reward that all the students can enjoy as a class (further building that positive community feeling!) Some examples could be:
- Free time
- Stuffed animal day
- Ice Cream party
- Extra recess
Or better yet, let your students choose their reward!
This month’s FREE printable for June classroom management comes with a variety of differentiation options so you can pick what’s best for YOUR students!
- Fill the Watermelon for a fun Summer activity
- 20 seeds to color
- 10 seeds to color
- Cut and paste the seeds to reach a certain amount
Another differentiated idea is to do this activity with tables working together. Or maybe just a couple of students need this as an individualized plan. This could even work well in your own personal life!
Free Fill the Watermelon Printable
This free June classroom management printable can help you this month! Make sure to grab it by entering your information below. You’ll unlock the freebie (even if you’re already a subscriber). Our freebie fairy (who is currently having her own summer picnic) will fly that over to your inbox immediately!
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This post was written by Johanna, an experienced early elementary teacher who loves learning about new teaching ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!